The Last Great Race on Earth Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryDocuments the 19./ia mearod Trail Race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Shows the 55 mushers as they participate in a 15 - day - long dogsled race of over 1,000 miles. Talks with leading contenders during the race. Topics: The Last Great Race on Earth, Alaska, Sports
SHOWS THE LIFE OF A NEGRO GIRL IN WATTS, Los Angeles, California. PRESENTS HER OBSERVATIONS ABOUT LIFE IN A SEGREGATED COMMUNITY, EXPRESSING SOME OF THE HOPES and FRUSTRATIONS OF THE NEGRO POPULATION AS A WHOLE. Shows the disadvantages, frustrations, and hopes of Negro life in an American ghetto as seen through the eyes of a young Negro girl living in Watts in suburban Los Angeles in the spring of 1965, a few months before rioting broke out. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: race, Watts, African-American.
This pictorial history of the Kennedy Space Center begins with the first test firing of a rocket motor in 1951. It then goes on to contrast the primitive launch facilities of that era to the Kennedy Space Center complex of the Apollo program. The Kennedy Space Center was created for the Apollo manned lunar landing program, and has evolved to meet the changing needs of America's manned space program. At NASA's creation in 1958 during the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, its... Topics: Kennedy Space Center, Apollo program, Cape Canaveral, Florida, space race, rocket, missile, U.S....
byNational Broadcasting Company; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
Adapted from the NBC News presentation entitled The American revolution of 1963With teacher's guide SummaryDepicts the tense ./iasphere of race relations in many northern cities. Discusses integration attempts in Chicago, unemployment problems in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and education problems in Englewood, New Jersey. Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, African Americans, Unemployment, Race relations, Atmosphere,... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
This historic film was made by NASA prior to the launch of Apollo 15 and shows mission preparations and goals.Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the United States' Apollo program, the fourth to land on the Moon, and the eighth successful manned mission. It was the first of what were termed "J missions," long stays on the Moon, with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions. It was also the first mission on which the Lunar Roving Vehicle was used.The... Topics: NASA, Apollo program, Apollo 15, 1971, space program, Cold War, space race, moon, lunar orbit,...
Celebrating the 50th year of the Langley Research Center, this NASA film highlights the many innovations and discoveries made from 1917 through 1967. Langley Research Center (LaRC) is the oldest of NASA's field centers, located in Hampton, Virginia, United States. It directly borders Poquoson, Virginia and Langley Air Force Base. LaRC focuses primarily on aeronautical research, though the Apollo lunar lander was flight-tested at the facility and a number of high-profile space missions have been... Topics: NASA, Apollo program, John F. Kennedy, VTOL, National Advisory Committee For Aeronautics, Langley...
This company report from Aerojet General Corporation shows it in its prime as a defense and industrial contractor that also supported the U.S. space program. The Azusa plant where the company started is shown, along with the Nerva Nuclear Rocket Engine program, and various aspects of the company's production from ablative coatings to astrionics, oceanics and torpedo divisions, an anti-cavitation device known as a Hydrocket, the Ordnance Division in Downey that developed the Nike-Hercules... Topics: Theodore Von Karman, Aerojet, Rocket Engine, Rocket, Engine, Azusa, Intercontinental Ballistic...
This episode of the U.S. Army's TV program "The Big Picture" deals with the the first satellite of the United States Explorer 1, launched as part of its participation in the International Geophysical Year. The mission followed the first two satellites the previous year; the Soviet Union's Sputnik 1 and 2, beginning the Cold War Space Race between the two nations. Army General John Medaris headed the Army Ballistic Missile Agency, which oversaw both JPL and Wernher von Braun’s... Topics: Wernher Von Braun, General John Mederis, Army ballistic missile, Space race, NASA, Jet Propulsion...
Created by The Martin Company in 1964, "Ten Years of Progress" recounts the relentless challenge and accomplishments that took place in the years 1954-1964 as the United States entered the space race and began making plans to deploy ICBMs against the Soviet threat. In the 1950s America's missile and rocket booster fleet largely existed on paper, but as the film points out the mid-1960s saw a host of accomplishments as the United States worked hard to catch up to its opponent.... Topics: Strategic Air Command, NASA, ICBM, Air Force, Space Race, Cold War, Titan, Atlas, Thor, IRBM,...
byNational Broadcasting Company; Films Incorporated
Examines the conditions of fear and prejudice which resulted in the internment of American citizens of Japanese ancestry during World War II.With guide SummaryPortrays the fear and prejudice which led the United States government to take American citizens of Japanese ancestry away from their homes and businesses during World War II. Topics: Guilty by Reason of Race, Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States :...
This historic NASA film shows the Apollo 7 mission -- the first mission in the United States' Apollo program to carry a crew into space. It was also the first U.S. spaceflight to carry astronauts since the flight of Gemini XII in November 1966. The AS-204 mission, also known as "Apollo 1", was intended to be the first manned flight of the Apollo program, scheduled to launch in February 1967. However, a fire in the cabin during a January 1967 test killed the crew. Manned flights were... Topics: NASA, Apollo program, Apollo 7, kennedy Space Center, 1968, space race
Celebrating the 50th year of the Langley Research Center, this NASA film highlights the many innovations and discoveries made from 1917 through 1967. Langley Research Center (LaRC) is the oldest of NASA's field centers, located in Hampton, Virginia, United States. It directly borders Poquoson, Virginia and Langley Air Force Base. LaRC focuses primarily on aeronautical research, though the Apollo lunar lander was flight-tested at the facility and a number of high-profile space missions have... Topics: NASA, Apollo program, President John F. Kennedy, NACA, Space race, VTOL, landing gear test
The Heritage of Slavery Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Illustrates the nature of slavery and discusses slavery's persistent effects on both blacks and whites even today. Examines the patterns of thought learned in the pre - Civil War South and emphasizes that oppression breeds rebellion, pointing out that there were at least 250 slave revolts in America. Features interviews with black activists and descendants of plantation owners. Topics: The Heritage of Slavery, Race relations, Slavery (United States), Social activism, Prejudice
Released by Esso Oil Company as part of their promotional efforts, GENTLEMEN START YOUR ENGINES! is a profile of the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway set against the qualifying events for the 1963 race. The film presents some of the "questions that need answers" -- with the ever-present challenge of Indy being that (as the narrator says) the race in this era normally got faster by an average of 1.5 miles per hour, per year. Safety is heavily emphasized in this film, which... Topics: 1963 Indianapolis 500, Bobby Unser, Film, Race, Racing, Crash, periscope Film, Stock Footage
"This documentary explores the nature of prejudice in a dramatic third-grade classroom experiment conducted in a small Midwestern town, a town without ghettos, blacks, or campus unrest. It demonstrates how quickly wholesome, friendly schoolchildren can be infected with the ugly virus of discrimination that leads to frustration, broken friendships, and vicious behavior. Host and narrator is Bill Buetel of ABC News" -- accompanying synopsis. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: vhs, race relations, children's education Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX